Alpha-Amylase is a type of enzyme, widely use in food and fermentation industries and also in pharmaceutical industries.
Amylases can be obtained from plants, animals, and microorganisms. Enzymes from fungal and bacterial sources are mainly used in the food and pharmaceutical sectors.
Amylases used to convert into oligosaccharides starch is an important constituent of the human diet and is a major storage product of many economically important crops such as wheat, rice, maize, tapioca, and potatoes.
Starch-converting enzymes are used in the production of maltodextrin, modification of starches, glucose, and fructose syrups.